The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to hold a seminar with First Lady Jill Biden to discuss women’s empowerment at the G7 summit today
The Duchess of Cambridge and United States First Lady Jill Biden are expected to hold a discussion on women’s empowerment as the G7 summit takes place in Cornwall later today.
Kate Middleton and Ms Biden will meet for the first time and also discuss children and preschool education at their seminar.
This will be the third time Kate, 39, has met a president and his wife after meeting Barack and Michelle Obama in 2011 and 2016.
For First Lady Jill Biden, 70, the G7 summit marks the first time she has left the United States since her husband Joe became president.
According to CNN, the couple are also expected to visit a school in Cornwall as part of their reunion later today.
The summit is scheduled to begin tomorrow afternoon, with world leaders gathering on the beach for a “family photo” at 2 pm.
The first session should focus on “building back better” after the pandemic for the G7 countries and around the world.
In the evening, the Queen and Prince Charles will host a reception at the Eden Project for world leaders and their wives.
William and Kate will join the Queen, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at the reception at the Eden Project on Friday evening.
US First Lady Jill Biden described the summit and their visit to the UK as a ‘great start’
It will be the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended official G7 summit events, marking a new milestone in their progression as members of the royal family.
Prince Charles will host an additional reception where he will brief executives on his “sustainable markets initiative”.
The Royal Family will then depart and the leaders and their wives will then have dinner, prepared by local chef Emily Scott before returning to the summit location in Carbis Bay.
On Sunday, President Biden and his wife Jill will travel to Windsor Castle for an audience with the Queen – their first official meeting since becoming president.
Asked about the visit, Jill Biden said, “Well, we hope to focus, I think, on education.
“Joe and I are both looking forward to meeting the Queen. It is an exciting part of the visit for us.
G7 summit kicks off this afternoon with leaders meeting for beach photoshoot
“We’ve been looking forward to this for weeks and now it’s finally here. It’s a great start.
The Grand Jubilee Luncheon will be part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022 and on Friday the monarch, joined by Kate and Camilla, will attend an event to celebrate the Grand Luncheon, an initiative led by Project Eden.
The Royal Day will meet with local Big Lunch volunteers and thank them for their efforts to support their communities through the challenges of the past year.